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CSPAN
Nov 26, 2012 5:00pm EST
, senator, and author, tom coburn on c-span and2. >> arizona senator john mccain called the zero obama's policy towards syria -- called the obama's policy toward syria shameful. this is just about one hour. >> good afternoon. the last session before lunch, the good guys, the special burden on democratic nations. we have a star-studded cast and i will hand it over to our moderator, kathleen koch. >> . ruhle for joining us today. the title of our panel in and of itself, "the good guys?" it reflects the self doubt that many of us have had today house we'll lot at a recent intervention in countries like iraq, afghanistan. we asked ourselves, were we the good guys? did we get it right? did we do the right thing? did we do more harm than good? in our panel today, i would like us not to look back, not to rehash the past, but let's look forward and really reflect on the lessons learned in these interventions and see how they can inform the actions of our communities of democracies as we move forward into the future. first, we have a panel that virtually needs no introduction but i will briefly i
CSPAN
Nov 27, 2012 1:00pm EST
with a number of member of congress. following the meeting, senator lindsay graham and john mccain spoke to others. their comments to reporters are about 10 minutes. >> we had a very candid discussion with ms. rice and the acting director c.i.a., we are troubled by some of the answers we have gotten. there was evidence leading up to the attack on the consulate and the tragic deaths of brave americans and ambassador rice was warned sufficiently. it is clear that the information given to the american people was incorrect when she said it was a spontaneous demonstration that triggered it. it was not. there were many indications that that was not the case, including statements from libyans and other americans. bottom line i'm more concerned than i was before that the explanation about how four americans tide does not do justice to the reality at the time and in hindsight clearly was wrong. in realtime it was disconnected from reality. anybody looking at the threats, it would jump out at you that this was an al qaeda storm in the making. i'm disappointed in our intelligence community. i
CSPAN
Nov 28, 2012 5:00pm EST
nominated john mccain. so it's not only been where the party actually has been electing people, it's where its policies are. if you want free market economics you want talent and youth coming to this country. if you're a national security conservative, why is the united states going to run the world or be very important and powerful in the world in 100 years and japan isn't? because one, they forget to have kids and they don't do immigration. china, same thing. and europe the same thing. immigration is our competitive advantage against the rest of the world as an economic power, a military power. >> so what other wounds would you look at? >> that's one piece. i think we need to look at -- and our candidates. we ran a candidate, rahmny, who was a great guy much he's not what the 86% of obama's ads said about him. but how do you make the case of how rahmny would govern when he was governor of massachusetts for four years, pre-tea party. >> let's stipulate rahmny was a bad candidate. how would you get a better one? >> there are 30 republican governors. 24 of them have republican legisla
CSPAN
Nov 27, 2012 10:00am EST
that meeting, senator lindsey graham, and ranking member john mccain spoke to reporters. u.n. ambassador rice is expected to meet with more individual lawmakers later this book. their briefing with reporters is about 10 minutes. >> we have had a very candid discussion about dr. rice and deputy director of the c.i.a. where significantly troubled by many of the answers we got and some we didn't get. evidence that it's overwhelming leading up to the attack on our consulate, the tragic death of the brave americans, and whether ambassador rice was informed sufficiently in order to give the american people a correct depiction of the events that took place. it is clear that the information that she gave the american people was incorrect. what she said it was a spontaneous demonstration triggered by a hate grouple of it is not. there was clearly evidence at the time that was certainly not the case. including statements by libyans as well as other americans. people don't bring mortars and rocket propelled grenades to spontaneous demonstrations. >> i'm more disturbed now than i was bef
CSPAN
Nov 21, 2012 1:00pm EST
a statewide scholarship bill. in florida, where they had the mccain scholarship program for challenged kids to get scholarships to go to private schools. when that thing was past 10 years ago, you had one member of the black caucus vote for it. when it came up for renewal last year, you have the majority of the black caucus and the hispanic caucus vote for it. and each of them said, we are doing this because it is helping our children. as we go forward, that has to be the order of the day for country. thank you all very much. and i appreciate your generosity. as i said, i love to next. i want to take some questions before we -- i love gen next. i want to take some questions before we wrap up. thank you. [applause] >> thank you, kevin, very much. i appreciate what you are doing for our country. my question is, in california, we have not adopted a charter schools and vouchers and choice as much as you have experienced in washington d.c. might experience is that once we introduced choice, the bar will rise four parts -- for public schools because then they have to keep up with
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2012 5:00pm EST
senator mccain to co- sponsor it. as we try to broaden out from there, we had to start compromising. we never intended the across the board cuts to go into affect. we wanted to make them so terrible that congress would have a shield for they could say to people -- i do not want to do these things. if i do not do that, look at the terrible things that happen. we started off with the idea that the first thing you should cut is the cost of living increases built into entitlements. we explained it to people as the plate glass effect. visited with about 25 senators, we came back and struck it out of the bill. we continued to work, and we continued to compromise, and at the end of the day, the baby was not as pretty as one we started, but we concluded it was pretty enough to continue on with it. warren rudman was a strong, courageous man. he stood up for principle. he was willing to fight for things. in this era where everyone in this town is focused on compromise, he was a person willing to compromise. he was willing to compromise based on his principles. his principal was -- government
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2012 10:00am EST
mccain -- that senator mccain previously sported -- supported with the late senator kendy. america needs to unite families, to protect and give justice to young people, strengthen business from high tech to agriculture, and help us live up to our ideals as a nation of immigrants. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from florida. mr. nugent: continue to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from colorado. mr. polis: i'd like to inquire if the gentleman from florida has any remaining speakers? mr. nugent: i do not. mr. polis: seeing i'm the last speaker for my side, i will yield myself the balance of the time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. polis: thank you. as articulated by the gentleman from oregon, this bill presents a difficult decision for members of this body, and i certainly have great respect for people on both sides of the issue. i want to go over again some of the pros and cons. the pr
CSPAN
Nov 22, 2012 1:00pm EST
was john mccain's economic adviser and is now running the american action for of. he is one of the best hawks out there on fiscal issues but he does it kindly. steve, -- one of the founders and chairman of a well. he chairs the entrepreneurship council and the chairman of revolution. he is trying to think about what are the sparks that drive innovation and creativity. you have been involved in a major study at the harvard business school. engage thousands of people's, surveys, discussions with hundreds of economic leaders and have come up with an eight point plan of things you are advocating. it would have made sense in that 1990's. what makes you think this is such a big deal now? >> thank you. we had a chance to interact with the jobs council and i think we have tremendous alignment. the striking thing we found is we all agree on almost everything that needs to be done. any of it. do this is an opportunity to break out of that. >> the integration of highly skilled individuals is one. it sounds like shawn and ideas on your side now. is that a more doable -- >> i hope so. i would l
CSPAN
Nov 28, 2012 1:00pm EST
ranking member, distinguished republican senator, a dear friend as well, john mccain, and all the noves senate armed services committee make this a positive aspect and to the gentlelady from the district of columbia, i cannot help but say more. 6 humbings,000 u.s. citizens live in her district, they pay federal income taxes and yet she's denied the right to vote on the floor. it's unbecoming to democracy. mr. speaker, i thank you for your patience and yield back. ms. norton: mr. speaker, how much time remains? the speaker pro tempore: 30 seconds remain. ms. norton: we have heard movingly from my three colleagues, i hope the senate has been as moved as i was by hearing from them. i want only to say, mr. speaker, you've heard from all of us who are american citizens who represent american citizens and american sints who fight and have fought for their country, who were pleased and continue to volunteer in disproportionate numbers into the armed forces, who are among the less than 1% who carry all of us, who carry all of us on their shoulders. that's what the volunteer army is all about to
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